From annoying midges to malaria-carrying mosquitos, if you're headed somewhere where insects are biting, you need the right clothes, accessories and essentials to protect you from potential bites...
These Kathmandu trousers-turned-shorts are infused with insect repellent.
They also feature colour-coded zips to make reattaching the legs easy, articulated knees (great for hiking) and a moisture control fabric to keep you cool.
These trousers are constructed using soft jersey fabric with moisture control for maximum comfort.
The waist is a drawstring fastening so you can get a good fit and adjust to make it looser – they also feature UPF 50+ sun protection and four pockets including one hidden zipped one that’s ideal for storing your passport.
It’s easy to forget about your feet when thinking of mossies, but get a bite on your foot and it can be unbearable.
These socks are made with Insect Shield to help deter the biters while also offering a cooling fabric, invisible toe seams and added stretch for comfort.
Made with Insect Shield treatment and a UPF 40+ fabric, this hoodie is ideal for cooler climates.
It’s stretchy, lightweight, quick-drying and has a zipped security pocket on the side.
If you are prone to being bitten these wrist/ankle bands contain a concentrated insect repellent that is released slowly, giving you a sort-of repelling halo to protect you for up to 100 hours.
Whether you use it as a sheet, a blanket, a skirt, a dress or David Beckham-style man-sarong – the choice is yours.
But this lightweight, soft-to-touch, insect repelling, moisture controlling option is the one for beachside destinations where insects linger.
Not only does this neck tube convert into 13 different items (neckerchief, hat, headband, wristband – to name a few) but this one also offers 95% protection from harmful UV rays.
It's also long-lasting (70 washes) and odour-free insect repellent built in to protect from ants, flies, chiggers, midges, mosquitos and ticks.
As well as using gear that’s designed to protect you from biting insects there are a few other things you can do to reduce the risk of getting bitten.
For some reason the little biters (in particularly mosquitos) are attracted to dark colours such as blue and black so go for lighter colours such as beige, white or khaki, which, as an added bonus, will also help keep you cool in the sun.
Very sugary drinks will attract wasps and flies, but if you are longing for sugar go for lemon (notice that a lot of natural repellent includes citronella) to improve your chances of enjoying your meals bug-free.
Mosquitos (much like photographers) like the early morning and early evening, essentially dawn and dusk, so if you’re heading outside with your camera to capture sunrise or sunset be sure not to skimp on the repellent.
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